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    A Distant View of Everything ePUB ´ A Distant Kindle an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie but Isabel s almost four year old son, Charlie, is none too keen on his newborn brother In fact, Charlie refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life These are, of course, the qualities that bring Rosemary Hipple, an old acquaintance of Isabel s, to seek her help in a tricky situation Rosemary is something of a matchmaker and has brought together a cosmetic surgeon and a successful banker at her most recent dinner party But new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Rosemary to doubt the auspiciousness of the match Isabel agrees to find out , but her inquiries take an unexpected turn, and she starts to wonder which of the two she should be investigating after all As ever, her intelligence, quick wit and deep empathy for others will come to her aid as she grapples with the issues that are her bread and butter friendship and its duties, the obligation of truthfulness and the importance of perspective."/>
  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • A Distant View of Everything
  • Alexander McCall Smith
  • English
  • 27 December 2017
  • 0345808673

10 thoughts on “A Distant View of Everything

  1. Lise Lise says:

    I want to like this series, I really do I love the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency But I find Isabel Dalhousie unlikeable She is supposed to be my age, but I have always felt her to be about 20 years older than me As Eddie in the deli says, she is rude, letting her mind wander while listening to other people talking I just cannot connect with her And nothing happens in this book Essentially, you read and read, and nothing happens I think my time with this series has come to an end.


  2. Duckpondwithoutducks Duckpondwithoutducks says:

    Rating a book 5 stars on Goodreads means something.Normally, if I rate something 1 star, it means why was this ever published 2 stars means not my cup of tea3 stars means enjoyed it, but not one I would necessarily recommend4 stars means really enjoyed it, would recommend to those who like that genre5 stars means would recommend to everybody, if they don t like it they are crazy I am rating this book 5 stars, but I know that it is not the kind of book that everybody would enjoy.It is n Rating a book 5 stars on Goodreads means something.Normally, if I rate something 1 star, it means why was this ever published 2 stars means not my cup of tea3 stars means enjoyed it, but not one I would necessarily recommend4 stars means really enjoyed it, would recommend to those who like that genre5 stars means would recommend to everybody, if they don t like it they are crazy I am rating this book 5 stars, but I know that it is not the kind of book that everybody would enjoy.It is normally shelved in the mystery genre, but the mystery is only very slight.The main character is a philosopher and there are philosophical tangents.The writing could be described as rambling and discursive, much like this review Yet, I am still rating it 5 stars because that accurately describes my enjoyment of the book.I devoured it in 2 days, cherishing every minute spent with the characters and their thoughts


  3. Ivonne Rovira Ivonne Rovira says:

    In The Novel Habits of Happiness, Isabel Dalhousie was such a prig thankfully, Alexander McCall Smith has redeemed himself in A Distant View of Everything, and Isabel is back to her old understanding self And just in time I hadn t realized just how much I had missed her.An old schoolmate of Isabel s, Bea Shandon, fancies herself quite the matchmaker however, Bea has come across information that she may have introduced a very rich friend to a doctor with a history of loving and leaving we In The Novel Habits of Happiness, Isabel Dalhousie was such a prig thankfully, Alexander McCall Smith has redeemed himself in A Distant View of Everything, and Isabel is back to her old understanding self And just in time I hadn t realized just how much I had missed her.An old schoolmate of Isabel s, Bea Shandon, fancies herself quite the matchmaker however, Bea has come across information that she may have introduced a very rich friend to a doctor with a history of loving and leaving wealthy women, although only after he s tapped them for a hefty amount Bea turns to Isabel to discover if the rumors are true and, if so, to stave off any future grifting I don t want to give away too much, but readers can be sure that Isabel, the editor of the Review of Applied Ethics and a moral philosopher, will do her best to make sure that justice prevails Unlike with Precious Ramotswe, the pace of a novel featuring McCall Smith s other series, Isabel Dalhousie, is slower butprofound she isn t everyone s cup of tea But for those who appreciate Isabel s cerebral and thoughtful approach to everyday living, she s a breath of fresh air and a guide to living a holistic life Too bad I ll have to wait another year to spendtime with Isabel and her family


  4. Magdalena Magdalena says:

    I wish Isabel Dalhousie could be my friend in real life.


  5. Ariel Ariel says:

    The 11th installment of the Sunday Philosophy Club is here Some things change, new baby Magnus and new deli employee Peg, whilethings stay the same, Isabelle salivating over Jamie, bossy Grace the housekeeper, crazy Cat at the deli, sullen Eddie, and last but not least, an appearance by brother fox In this outing Isabelle is asked to meddle in or rather investigate in the life of a doctor who may be a grifter Although I have a fondness for the series this novel began to irk me While ha The 11th installment of the Sunday Philosophy Club is here Some things change, new baby Magnus and new deli employee Peg, whilethings stay the same, Isabelle salivating over Jamie, bossy Grace the housekeeper, crazy Cat at the deli, sullen Eddie, and last but not least, an appearance by brother fox In this outing Isabelle is asked to meddle in or rather investigate in the life of a doctor who may be a grifter Although I have a fondness for the series this novel began to irk me While having a conversation with a friend Bea, every time Bea spoke, it launched another tangent off in Isabelle s head making the passage really annoying to follow It was comic relief when Eddie finally called Isabelle out on her habit of thinking of something else and smiling when talking to a person That aside I have become invested in the characters over the course of 11 novels I always look forward to a visit to Edinburgh and I always get a gem of wisdom out of the novel In this book it is the idea that we have to be careful how we talk to our friends One rebuke can undo a thousand positive interactions and end the friendship Well said Mr McCall Smith


  6. Mandolin Mandolin says:

    Very little happens on the surface of the Isabel Dalhouse books and each book is very similar to its predecessors, yet there is something magnetic that draws the reader back to these books each time they are released Isabel s rich and often quite funny thought life and her philosophical take on the world lend to these books a depth and richness that calm and edify the reader In this newest addition to the series, McCall Smith encourages us to take a distant view of our lives and remind our Very little happens on the surface of the Isabel Dalhouse books and each book is very similar to its predecessors, yet there is something magnetic that draws the reader back to these books each time they are released Isabel s rich and often quite funny thought life and her philosophical take on the world lend to these books a depth and richness that calm and edify the reader In this newest addition to the series, McCall Smith encourages us to take a distant view of our lives and remind ourselves daily, especially in our interactions with others, how very blessed we are That gentle prod, so necessary in today s self centered, grasping world, is what makes this book such a worthwhile read


  7. Laura Laura says:

    3.5 stars I enjoyed it, but it didn t blow me over However an ok AMS book is still better than an ok book written by anyone else.


  8. Jean Jean says:

    I enjoy the musings of Isabel Dalhousie I do understand that readers either love or hate the Sunday Philosophy Club Series When I learned there was a new book, I could hardly wait to get it Reading the book, I feel as if I have just stopped by Isabel s house for a cup of tea and a chat.Isabel has had another child, a boy named Magnus Charlie is now four years old Isabel is again involved in solving problems This time with Bea, who is sort of a local matchmaker She is trying to bring toget I enjoy the musings of Isabel Dalhousie I do understand that readers either love or hate the Sunday Philosophy Club Series When I learned there was a new book, I could hardly wait to get it Reading the book, I feel as if I have just stopped by Isabel s house for a cup of tea and a chat.Isabel has had another child, a boy named Magnus Charlie is now four years old Isabel is again involved in solving problems This time with Bea, who is sort of a local matchmaker She is trying to bring together a cosmetic surgeon and a banker and discovers a problem which she wants Isabel to fix Isabel has her usual philosophical ruminations.I read the book as an audiobook downloaded from Audible The book is almost eight hours long One of my favorite female narrators, Davina Porter, narrates this series She did a magnificent job with the narration Porter is a classically trained stage actor from Scotland and in this book her slight Scottish accent comes through I have listened to Porter narrate books for over twenty years She has a beautiful voice and is a master of various dialects and accents She has won over nineteen Audiofile Earphone Awards, the Golden Voice Award as well as the 2006 Audie Award for Best Female Narrator


  9. Carol Hunsicker Carol Hunsicker says:

    I decided, about 3 4 into this book, to not finish it Which is unusual for me I really can t see what the point is I have read other books by this author, like the 1 Detective Agency books, that were good So, this is disappointing.


  10. Barbara Barbara says:

    Isabel Dalhousie continues to have a good life but at times there a few ripples on its calm surface She realizes that little lies of omission can lead to misunderstandings and erode trust She cannot take her life for granted As always Isabel gets involved in investigating some problem or mystery someone brings to her She learns that things are often not what they seem Her niece Cat who is constantly in and out of relationships is again being secretive This wasn t my favorite in the series Isabel Dalhousie continues to have a good life but at times there a few ripples on its calm surface She realizes that little lies of omission can lead to misunderstandings and erode trust She cannot take her life for granted As always Isabel gets involved in investigating some problem or mystery someone brings to her She learns that things are often not what they seem Her niece Cat who is constantly in and out of relationships is again being secretive This wasn t my favorite in the series but as a devotee of the series, I will keep reading them if only to see what develops in Isabel s life


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A Distant View of Everything➸ [Reading] ➺ A Distant View of Everything By Alexander McCall Smith ➭ – Thomashillier.co.uk In this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith s ever delightful and perennially bestselling series, amateur sleuth and philosopher Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to help when a matchmaker begi In this latest installment of Alexander McCall Smith View of PDF Í s ever delightful and A Distant Kindle - perennially bestselling series, amateur sleuth and philosopher Isabel Dalhousie is called upon to Distant View of eBook ´ help when a matchmaker begins to question her latest matchA new baby brings an abundance of joy to Isabel Dalhousie and her husband, Jamie but Isabel s almost four year old son, Charlie, is none too keen on his newborn brother In fact, Charlie refuses to acknowledge Magnus, and Isabel must find a way to impress upon her older son the patience and understanding that have served as guiding principles in her own life These are, of course, the qualities that bring Rosemary Hipple, an old acquaintance of Isabel s, to seek her help in a tricky situation Rosemary is something of a matchmaker and has brought together a cosmetic surgeon and a successful banker at her most recent dinner party But new information comes to light about the cosmetic surgeon that causes Rosemary to doubt the auspiciousness of the match Isabel agrees to find out , but her inquiries take an unexpected turn, and she starts to wonder which of the two she should be investigating after all As ever, her intelligence, quick wit and deep empathy for others will come to her aid as she grapples with the issues that are her bread and butter friendship and its duties, the obligation of truthfulness and the importance of perspective.


About the Author: Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith is the author of the View of PDF Í international phenomenon The No A Distant Kindle - Ladies Detective Agency series, the Isabel Dalhousie Series, the Portuguese Irregular Verbs Distant View of eBook ´ series, and the Scotland Street series He is professor emeritus of medical law at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and has served on many national and international bodies concerned with bioethics He was born in what is now known as Zimbabwe and he was a law professor at the University of Botswana He lives in Scotland Visit him online at alexandermccallsmith, on Facebook, and on Twitter.